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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
music /'mju:zik/
  • danh từ
    • nhạc, âm nhạc
      • to have an ear for music: có năng khiếu về âm nhạc
      • to set a poem to music: phổ nhạc một bài thơ
    • tiếng nhạc
    • khúc nhạc
    • to face the music
      • (thông tục) dũng cảm chống chọi với tất cả những khó khăn; chịu đựng tất cả những hậu quả của việc mình làm; chịu đựng tất cả những lời phê bình chê trách
Concise Dictionary
+an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
+any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
+musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)
+(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds)
+punishment for one's actions

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun [U]
1 sounds that are arranged in a way that is pleasant or exciting to listen to. People sing music or play it on instruments: pop / dance / classical / church music + to listen to music + She could hear music playing somewhere. + It was a charming piece of music. + the popularity of Mozart's music + He wrote the music but I don't know who wrote the words. + The poem has been set to music. + Every week they get together to make music (= to play music or sing).
2 the art of writing or playing music: to study music + a career in music + music lessons + the music business / industry
3 the written or printed signs that represent the sounds to be played or sung in a piece of music: Can you read music (= understand the signs in order to play or sing a piece of music)? + I had to play it without the music.
See also - SHEET MUSIC
Idioms: music to your ears news or information that you are very pleased to hear
more at FACE v.
Collocation Dictionary

1 arrangement of sounds for singing/playing


beautiful, good, great, wonderful | loud | quiet, soft, sweet
The soft background music made her feel sleepy.
| heavy
Heavy music thundered from the basement.
| light | serious | tonal | atonal, twelve-note | contrapuntal, polyphonic | original | live | recorded, taped | background | piped | band, choral, instrumental, orchestral, symphonic | guitar, keyboard, organ, piano, vocal, etc. | chamber | church, liturgical, religious, sacred | secular | ballet, film, incidental, theme
the incidental music for a radio play
| computer, electronic | Western | traditional | period
Appropriate period music can be played on visits to a historic building.
| experimental | avant-garde, Baroque, classical, contemporary, early, medieval, modern | black, calypso, country, dance, disco, ethnic, folk, gospel, indie, jazz, pop/popular, rap, rave, reggae, rock, soul, underground, world


piece | bar, line


listen to
Listening to music is a great way to relax.
| hear
She could hear music coming from the upstairs flat.
| make, perform, play
We love to make music as a family.
| play, put on
Put some music on, would you? (= play a CD/cassette)
| turn down/up
Could you turn that music down?
| compose, write | arrange | put/set sth to
Schubert set several poems by Goethe to music.
| create, produce
With the guidance of the conductor, an orchestra creates music and harmonies. The city has produced a lot of good music.
| provide
a beach party with music provided by a local band
| broadcast | record | be into, enjoy, like, love
She's really into rock music.
| get into
He got into music (= became involved in the music business)by chance.


Calypso music played faintly in the distance.
| blare, thunder
disco music blaring out of the open windows of a car
| come, drift
The music was coming from next door.


business, industry | scene
Birmingham's live music scene
| world
She is a rising star in the music world.
| press
The album has been praised in the music press.
| charts
The band are number one in the music charts.
| festival | appreciation | fan, lover | critic, director, teacher
the choir's music director
| group | centre
We bought a new television and music centre at the weekend.
| video | room


to (the) ~
to dance to themusic


in time to (the) music
They did their exercises in time to the music.
| music and song
an evening of Scottish music and song
| the sound of music
The sound of pop music drifted through the open window.
| a style of music, taste in music
Her taste in music was wide.
| words and music
He made up the words and music for the song.

More information about SUBJECT


of study do, read, study ~ do ~
is more commonly used with school subjects (but may also be used with university subjects):She did maths, physics and chemistry at school.

study ~
is used with both school and university subjects:He studied German at school. She went on to study mathematics at university.

read ~
is only used with university subjects and is quite formal:She was educated privately and at Pembroke College, where she read classics.

lecture in, teach ~
He taught music at a school in Edinburgh.

Other verbs used withsubjectcan also be used with particular subjects of study:Half the students take geography at A level. We offer accounting as a subsidiary course.

~ degree, a degree/diploma in ~
a law degree a higher diploma in fine art

~ class, course, lecture, lesson
The genetics lectures are on a different campus.

~ department, a/the department of ~
All enquiries should be made to the Department of Architecture.

~ graduate, student, undergraduate
Some architecture graduates gain further qualifications in specialist fields.

~ lecturer, teacher, tutor
He's an English teacher at Highland Road School.

~ professor, (a) professor of ~
She's professor of linguistics at the University of Wales.

the study of ~
The study of philosophy helps you to think critically.

in ~
He got As in history and art.

2 written signs that represent musical sounds


printed, sheet


bar, line, sheet


Can you read music?


score | stand
Put your music on the music stand.
| publisher, publishing


~ for
music for piano, cello and voice


play/sing, etc. with/without (the) music

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